The possibility of Novak Djokovic competing in the upcoming US Open is uncertain. The Serbian has openly acknowledged that, in order to avoid the Covid vaccination, he would even be willing to forego the chance to play on the field. However, Novak will not go to New York unless the US regulations change since he will not take a new ordeal like he did in Australia earlier this year.
A turnaround would be required, a true miracle three weeks before the event began, as the United States now forbids admittance to its territory for anybody who have not had the coronavirus vaccine.
While Novak continues to practice particularly, holding out hope, Nole‘s coach, Goran Ivanisevic, has declared on numerous times that he has given up hope on Djokovic‘s participation in Flushing Meadows. However, it appears that a slim window of opportunity has now opened.
Some members of the US Congress have really moved to ask for a special visa for Novak Djokovic after an online petition to support his permit garnered more than 50,000 signatures. In fact, a small group of Republicans petitioned President Joe Biden in a joint letter, formally asking for a special waiver and a full pardon for Djokovic.
Republican Congresswoman Claudia Tenney even requested that the Serb be let to compete in the US Open in a letter to Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, who is presently occupied with resolving the conflict in Ukraine and the tensions in Taiwan.
These are his own statements, as quoted by international media: Despite the fact that a few unvaccinated Americans will take part in the event this year, Novak Djokovic and other top players will be unable to play because of President Biden’s new regulations.
Cerundolo first faces Djokovic.
On a tennis podcast called “3iguales,” Francisco Cerundolo remarked that Novak Djokovic should be commended for being “honest.” “I don’t think of [Novak] Djokovic as the bad guy.
Quite the opposite. People have a strong romantic attachment to Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer. It’s honest when Novak expresses his feelings, Cerundolo stated. Cerundolo predicts that Djokovic, who has won 21 major championships, would eventually surpass both Federer and Nadal in the race for the most men’s singles Grand Slam titles.
“Novak will undoubtedly surpass both in Grand Slam victories. The player who goes the furthest to aid those who make the least money is Djokovic. To those who participate in challengers or futures games,” said Cerundolo.